Meet the Winemaker!

05 Mar Meet the Winemaker!

Friday, March 6
5 to 7pm
In our Event Space

Meet owner/winemaker Vittorio Garda of Sorpasso Winery and taste a series of amazing Alpine Village wines!

2018 Ottin Petite Arvine DOP
On Sale $37.99
A grape that migrated from the Swiss Canton of Valais. Famous for grapefruit, chamomile, lime blossoms, wet stone and white floral hints. Ages well. Raised in 100% stainless steel. 700 cases produced. The only white wine of the estate.
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2018 Ottin Pinot Noir DOP
On Sale $37.99
Elio Ottin produces one of the best pinot noirs of Italy. His house-cellar-stable is located between the Western Alps in the small and delicious Perossan Neyves fraction, just outside the city of Aosta. Here at an altitude of 600 + meters he raises vines of petit arvine, cornalin, fumin and pinot noir on calcareous and stony soil on steep slopes. In this harsh, cold and dry climate, the vine struggles to survive and Elio works like crazy to give life to extraordinary wines. He is not fully aware of how good they are.
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2017 Piantagrosso “360” Nebbiolo DOC
On Sale $31.99
2017 was a great vintage for the area here in Aosta Valley known as Donnas. The Nebbiolo here has a modern feel to it. Sweet Cherry notes lead to darker black fruits, then hints of herbs and anise. 15,000 bottle production. Piantagrosso is The Only producer that is not part of the COOP of the area. Famous also for a Massive tree that grew on their property (Piantagrosso – Large Tree) The total area of Donnas is 20 hectares and they own 6 of them.
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2017 Piantagrosso “Dessus” Nebbiolo DOC
On Sale $43.99
Dessus is French for on Top – this vineyard is on top of Donnas area and the elevation is 650 M ABS. Because of the extremely intense sun light in this region they must grow the vines Pergola style to create a comfortable environment for the grapes. Direct exposure will make the berries blister so they must work in a different way here. Soil is brought up the hill-sides by hand in buckets from the River valley below and placed in to the walled terraces. 1500 bottles made each year.
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2015 Cantine Del Signore Gattinara DOCG
On Sale $43.99
Home to an ancient volcano that errupterd 2.5 million years ago, the Gattinara zone is located in the northwest of Piedmont and gave birth to the Alps and Barolo and Barbaresco wine regions.. Here, Nebbiolo goes by the name of Spanna and the wines express themselves uniquely due to the volcanic, chalk and iron-lade soils. Aged for three years in both old casks and bottle before release. You’ll find aromas of herbs, chinato even and a chalky mineral on the finish.
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2016 Sorpasso Carema DOC
On Sale $68.99
100% Nebbiolo, Intense Mineral notes, Bright Cherry on the nose and hints of balsamic notes shine on the tongue with sour cherry and dried and fresh herbs. Incredible balance and vibrant and intense. All Natural yeast, 90 days of Skin Maceration & 2 years in Barrel- 2000 bottle production each year.
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